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Settlement caps 5 year investigation
11:25 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Suffolk approves settlement between county police and US Justice Department

In this Nov. 19, 2008 file photo, men carry the coffin of slain Ecuadoran citizen Marcelo Lucero in Gualaceo, Ecuador. Lucero, who lived in the U.S., was killed on Nov. 8, 2008 during an attack on Long Island.
Credit AP Photo, File

The Suffolk County Legislature approved a settlement on Tuesday between the county police department and the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations of discriminatory policing. 

The agreement comes after a five-year federal investigation into the murder of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero in 2008.  The Justice Department concluded that police discouraged Latinos from reporting crimes and improperly classified hate crimes. 

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Railroad outlines safety practices
9:51 am
Wed December 18, 2013

At governor's request, Metro-North provides report

James Redeker, Connecticut Transportation Commissioner, right, stands by as Governor Dannel Malloy, second from right, speaks about a Metro-North service disruption at a press conference at Grand Central Terminal in this September 26th file photo.
Credit AP Photo/Tina Fineberg

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says he's received a report from Metro-North on actions its taking to address concerns about its safety practices and infrastructure. The governor had asked for the report earlier this month following train derailments in Connecticut and New York, as well as a power failure and the death of a track foreman in West Haven.

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5,300 jobs added in Q3
5:50 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Report says Conn. economy improving, but D.C. dysfunction could hurt

A new economic report by the University of Connecticut says the state gained 53 hundred jobs in the last quarter.  The report says things might have been even better if it weren’t for political brinksmanship in Washington.

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Environment
9:15 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Study: Chemicals from fracking could impact hormones

In this file photo, workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near BUrlington, Pa.
Credit AP Photo/Ralph Wilson

Hydro-fracking is used in many natural gas wells around the country, where millions of gallons of water, sand, and chemicals are pumped under the ground  to break apart rock and release gas.

A study  published on Monday in the Journal of Endocrinology  found hormone disrupting activity in the water at drill sites where spills had occurred.

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Hydro-fracking in NY
7:28 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Cuomo doesn't expect decision on fracking until November election or later

In this file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Grol

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he may not decide whether the sate should go ahead with hydro-fracking for natural gas until after the November 2014 elections.

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